Francesca G. Varela, a graduate of show:tell, Marylhurst's summer camp for teen writers and artists, published her first novel in 2014.
All students in the Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Writing program take a core set of courses designed to offer a solid foundation in literature and writing. Through these core courses, we seek to encourage critical engagement with literary and cultural texts, and infuse literary study with an understanding of the connection between literature, history and writing.
You may choose from three concentrations that emphasize different aspects of literary studies. Within each concentration, our core curriculum focuses on interpretation, composition and creativity.
You will graduate from Marylhurst with skills in critical thinking, writing and analysis — skills highly valued by graduate schools and prospective employers. Graduates often enter professions or pursue graduate studies in fields such as teaching, publishing, law, journalism, university administration, library science, Web design, public relations and business.